Sports Medicine Basics

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What is the main focus of sports medicine?

Injury prevention

Who is responsible for providing medical diagnosis in a sports medicine team?

Physiotherapist

What role does an athletic therapist play in a sports medicine team?

Assessing injuries and determining treatment plans

Who assumes a proactive role in risk management and injury prevention at sporting events?

Athletic first aider/trainer

What is the main responsibility of a coach in a sports medicine team?

Injury prevention

When does an athlete under 18 years of age require parental consent for care?

Only for non-life-threatening injuries

What is the purpose of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?

To eliminate or minimize the risk of bodily injury

What is the purpose of Athlete pre-participation medical?

To gather information needed to identify special attention athletes

What is the purpose of a medical history form for athletes?

To gather information needed to identify special attention athletes

What is the purpose of proper hygiene and common sense in dealing with athletes?

To apply sanitizing and prevent sharing of water bottles/towels

What does an assumption of risk statement describe?

The risk in which the individual assumes responsibility

What does malfeasance refer to?

An individual commits an act that is not legally his/hers to perform

What is the definition of negligence?

Failure to provide reasonable care that any person with the same qualifications would provide

What does nonfeasance refer to?

An individual fails to perform a legal duty

What is the purpose of a waiver?

To release the operator of legal attack by acknowledging hazards present

What does injury refer to?

Damage to the body that restricts activity or causes disability

What is the main focus of sports medicine?

Enhancing athletic performance and injury prevention

Who is responsible for providing medical diagnosis in a sports medicine team?

Physician

What is the purpose of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?

To outline procedures for responding to medical emergencies

What does nonfeasance refer to in sports medicine?

Failing to perform a legal duty

What role does an Athletic therapist play in a sports medicine team?

Highly trained in injury care, prevention, and rehabilitation

When does an athlete under 18 years of age require parental consent for care in sports medicine?

For any care except life-threatening situations

What does a medical history form for athletes gather information about?

Potential health risks and past injuries

What is the main purpose of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?

To organise emergency response procedures

In the context of sports medicine, what does nonfeasance refer to?

Failure to perform a legal duty

What is the purpose of proper hygiene and common sense in dealing with athletes?

To prevent the spread of infectious diseases

What is the primary responsibility of a coach in a sports medicine team?

Implementing injury prevention strategies

What does the term 'misfeasance' (Act of commission) refer to in sports medicine?

Improperly performing an act one has been trained to do

What is the main focus of risk management in sports medicine?

Identifying, assessing, and controlling risks

When does an athlete under 18 years of age require parental consent for medical care?

For all medical situations, including emergencies

What does an assumption of risk statement describe in the context of sports medicine?

'Act of omission' in assuming responsibility for risk

Test your knowledge of the fundamental concepts of sports medicine, including its multidisciplinary focus and key areas of performance enhancement, injury treatment, and injury prevention. Learn about the composition of a sports medicine team and their roles in managing and preventing sports-related injuries.

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